Microsoft wants to roll back older games with FPS boost technology for the Xbox Series S / X, with 74 more games to be added to the list of compatible titles.
In a post on his blog, Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hirb revealed the latest crop of games to benefit from smoother and more immersive gameplay capable of boosting frame rates. The total number of games available through FPS Boost is 97 games.
Those games promoted today are Assassin’s Creed Unity, Des Ex Mankind Divided, Far Cry 5 and Wasteland 3, which will be increased to 60fps. Some of the titles on the list, such as Battlefield V, have been increased to 120 fps when there is an Xbox Series X.
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A crop of EA games was promoted last week, and earlier Microsoft’s newly acquired library of Bethesda games was extended with FC Boost. You can see the new list of compatible titles and new maximum frame rates on all consoles at Microsoft blog post.
While Xbox Series S gamers can also benefit from FPS Boost Tech, Boost can be limited to 60fps, while Series X games can hit 120fps depending on the title. This is not all good news, however, in some cases, the resolution has been reduced to boost the frame rate. In those cases, Microsoft does not turn on FPS by default.
In a blog post, Hirb wrote: “We partnered with developers to enhance the experience while retaining the original intent of the game. And while not applicable to all games, these new technologies can push game engines to render more quickly beyond the original game due to the hardware limitations of the time.
“In some instances, because there are higher graphics requirements to enable FPS boost technology, we have to reduce the resolution of the game to ensure it runs smoothly and plays great. In those select cases, FPS Boost is not automatically enabled for Xbox Series X gamers, but can easily be turned on under the compatibility option in the Manage Game and Add-on settings. “
The feature can be easily switched on and off.